My husband and I were lying in bed watching a docustory on ESPN's E:60 about Obama and his personal assistant, Reggie Love.
Husband (with great excitement): Look! Obama's left-handed!
Me: One day I'm going to do a blog post about your obsession with left-handed people.
Husband (smirking and strangely elated): Do your research!
Me (in my head): That's hilarious, you're a nutjob.
A few minutes later, out of no where...
Husband: Do your research! Do you know how many presidents are left-handed?
Me (now trying to get some good blog material): So what do you think it is that makes left-handed people so superior?
Husband: Don't mess with me. All I know, is that in business, science, and politics...
He is cut off by my uncontrollable laughter.
For 14 years I've been living with a left-handed man who is constantly impressed whenever he notices someone is a lefty; and I know that deep down he believes that left-handed people are just smarter. By the way, do you have any idea how rare a left-handed woman is?
For years he has informed, and then reminded me how almost all U.S. presidents have been left-handed. Actually it's only been in recent years that lefties have taken over the Oval Office, before that it was mostly just your old run of the mill righties.
And seriously, who cares what hand our President writes or throws a ball with, I'm more interested in whether or not she or he has any secret lovers or illegal drug habits. That's the stuff real presidents are made of.
Hopefully some of Big Daddy's left-handed brilliance will rub off on our right-handed children.